2015: The Year of More

2015: The Year of More

I used to think it was normal to wait in the car while your dad checked into a motel. When I was a kid and our family would take a road trip, my Dad would tell us to stay in the car while he checked us into a motel. That’s because, to save money, he would get a motel ...

Ramit’s Best of 2014

I always love hearing how people spend their holidays -- mostly because some people have truly insane families. I looked at what my friends are doing, and it’s either... Filled in a loving environment eating decadent holiday food, relaxing, and watching children play with their new gifts Hating life, listening to a racist uncle at dinner, hiding in a ...

I got schooled

If I were to ask you, “What’s one thing you wish you could make automatic in your life?” I’d be willing to bet that most people would say: “I wish I could exercise regularly” “I wish I could eat healthier” “I wish I could ___” What would yours be? I want to help you pick one area of your ...

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How to make people like you

POP QUIZ: Let’s say I asked you which of these you could change about yourself: Your taste in food (e.g., “I love pizza”) Your body (e.g., “I’m a skinny Indian guy”) Your likeability (“I’m not like Mike, who walks into a bar and everybody loves him”) Which trait do you think is malleable? The correct ...

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When friends say, “Tell me if I ever get in a bad relationship…”

...THEY NEVER MEAN IT! How many friends do you know who said, “Let’s make a promise: If either of us gets in a bad relationship, we’ll tell the other person we don’t like their boyfriend/girlfriend.” You both agree, smiling, happy you can be so open with your friend. (It’s like two 4-year-old boys solemnly pledging ...

This is a really weird thing that people do

If you want to see an insane example of people telling you to settle in life, look no further! Your Surrogate Asian Father, Ramit, combs the internet, to find examples of internet nutcases who think it’s OK to be mediocre at life. I don’t allow that shit. For example, my mom used to ask me why I got ...